I’m glad this option is available to ATXHS. I am happy that Vetric sees the benefits of offering this option for communities like ours.
Personally I am focused on Aspire because of many of the 3D modeling capabilities of that version. I was fortunate to get an older version of Aspire off ebay that works. More recently I wanted to install it on a computer adjacent to my Shark in my shop and ran into a glitch. With my more recent purchases I have not been able to access the Aspire tool database. Crazy. So on the shop machine so I am not able to to use it to generate toolpaths. I can only do that on the upstairs computer. Buyers beware.
If anyone would like to network on Aspire tricks and tips informally, I’d be interested in doing something like that. I’m not at a place to teach a class and I don’t think a class is the right format to learn this program anyway. We each have our pet projects and we run into “How does this work?” kind of issues that are unique to just us. “How can I do this?” questions. There’s a lot of stuff available in V Carve and Aspire that is not well documented online. Right click options kinds of things are pretty cool and improve efficiency.
So if interested, maybe the HS board can help set up some sort of forum or working group. Needless to say meetings are not really an option now so online only.
Aspire is not Fusion 360 but it builds on V Carve so the learning curve is shorter if anyone wants to tackle 3D modeling and then make it on the CNC machine.